Featured Equipment: Komatsu PC2000-8 Excavator

Featured Equipment: Komatsu PC2000-8 Excavator

Excavators are among the most commonly used machines in construction and Komatsu excavators are considered the finest machines on the market.

For our latest feature, we take you on a walk-around of the Komatsu PC2000-8, one of the most powerful yet fuel efficient excavators on the market. With an engine output of 713kW (956HP), a 15.7yd3 backhoe bucket and a towering height of 7.1m, this is an incredible machine to see in action.

Built for productivity and economy

When you consider what a 200+ tonne excavator can accomplish, it’s easy to see why fuel consumption is such a big expense. To improve fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness, the PC2000-8 is equipped with the new Komatsu SAA12V140E engine that features clean, fuel efficient and powerful performance. Its on-demand power control system drastically reduces fuel consumption per hour, as does its energy-saving functions like the “Eco-gauge” and “E mode”.

Other features include:

  • Selectable Working Modes (Power and Economy): A one-touch operation for optimal performance.
  • Eco-gauge: Monitors cumulative consumption, which allows operators to perform fuel efficient operations.
  • Idling Caution: Prevents unnecessary fuel consumption when at idle for 5 minutes of more.
  • Auto-deceleration: Reduces noise and fuel consumption.
  • Power module packaging for ultra-low noise operation: Large sound absorbing blades help to block noise transmission.

Easy repair and maintenance

The Komatsu PC2000-8 has a simplified and durable structure to keep repair and maintenance costs low. It has a service-friendly design with a maintenance deck surrounding the power module and drain ports access from ground level. Other features that contribute to a reduction in overhaul man-hours include:

  • Power module packaging for easy installation and removal of components
  • Simple construction or large components reduces number of parts
  • High cooling efficiency to extend service life of hydraulic system
  • Reinforced track components
  • Long-life oil and filters
  • Automatic greasing systems
  • Vehicle Health Monitoring System (VHMS) enables remote analysis of machine AND MORE…

Enhanced comfort and safety

Operator comfort and safety are key productivity drivers. The Komatsu PC2000-8 has exceptional visibility, low noise and vibration, and an easy to use 7-inch touch LCD screen. Its spacious, air conditioned cab is pressurised to prevent dust from entering and comes complete with air-suspension seat and ergonomic controls.

Safety features include:

  • An extended front windshield for improved downward visibility and elimination of blind spots
  • Hydraulic-actuated access ladder, plus stepladder to emergency escape
  • Step light with timer and maintenance light
  • Emergency stop and fuel cut-off level
  • Interconnected horn and flashing light, even if hydraulic hoses are broken
  • Dual rear view mirror
  • Large twin wiper
  • Wide catwalk with handrail

Excavator for sale with National Plant & Equipment

The Komatsu PC2000-8 is a workhorse with a great residual value. If you’re looking for a used excavator for sale or if you’re looking to rent an excavator, National Plant & Equipment has you covered. You can start mitigating your risk of production disruptions, maximising your capital expenditure on plant and equipment, and streamlining your labour utilisation.

Contact National Plant & Equipment today on 1300 794 448. We have flexible solutions for all your earthmoving plant needs.